Covid-19 Testing FAQ

What is the cost for a COVID test?

There is no cost out of pocket for a COVID test. If you have insurance, it is covered. If you do not have insurance, the State of California pays.

Who can get a test?

As long term care workers in California, caregivers are considered top priority for testing due to risk of exposure while caring for patients.

When should I get tested?

The concern is more about if you have been exposed to the virus or are showing symptoms.

Where can I get a test?

Testing is available across the state. State-sponsored testing is provided by Verily and OptumServe. To find a testing location in your area, please visit this State of California COVID-19 webpage.